Samir Elsharbaty

  1. Community digest: Wikipedia for Peace, editing to celebrate diversity at WorldPride Madrid; news in brief

    15 participants in the Wikipedia for Peace initiative from seven different countries gathered at WorldPride in Madrid, Spain this year. The group aimed at highlighting LGBT issues by contributing content about them on Wikimedia projects. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates about Wikimedia affiliates, photography contests, outreach activities in Nigeria and more. ... Read more

  2. Editing to change the world: Vinicius Siqueira

    Vinicius Siqueira has been contributing to Wikipedia for a decade, during which he has made thousands of edits online and led successful offline initiatives to train fellow students to edit. ... Read more

  3. Community digest: Egypt Wikimedians encourage Arabic Wikipedia newcomers with a writing contest; news in brief

    By joining the Wikimedia Egypt Prize contest, 30 beginner editors have developed their editing skills and created nearly 500 new articles on the Arabic Wikipedia. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates about Wikidata, education program in the Basque, Wiki Loves Earth and more. ... Read more

  4. Why does Venezuelan photographer Wilfredo Rodríguez donate his work to the world?

    “I think the message is more important than the author,” says Venezuelan photographer Wilfredo Rodríguez, who uses his photographs to show both the beauty and challenges of living in his country. ... Read more

  5. Community digest: ‘Faras in Wikipedia’ project scoops an award in the Sybilla Museum Event of the Year competition; news in brief

    The efforts of Wikimedians in Poland and the staff of the National Museum in Warsaw helped their project Faras in Wikipedia get one of the Sybilla awards. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates from editathons from Italy and Macedonia, Wikimedia Poland annual meeting, Wikimania 2017 and more.... Read more

  6. Building communities to support free knowledge: Addis Wang

    Addis Wang has created thousands of articles and made nearly 100,000 edits on Wikipedia, but nothing has made him quite as proud as recruiting new editors for the encyclopedia.... Read more

  7. Community digest: WikiDonne helps document the unknown histories of women; news in brief

    The Women You Have Never Met is a translation and writing biography contest that aims to improve and expand female biographies on Wikipedia, especially in the Italian, Spanish and Portuguese languages. The initiative has helped improve over 1,700 articles globally and nearly 500 articles on the Italian Wikipedia. In addition, this week’s news in brief includes updates about Wikimania, the FD... Read more

  8. Community digest: Somou Prize writing contest ends with nearly five hundred new Arabic Wikipedia articles; news in brief

    Arabic Wikipedians have been elevating their game through a new writing contest.... Read more

  9. Community digest: Women in Red’s impact on Wikipedia’s gender gap; news in brief

    Just under two years ago, WikiProject Women in Red was created. A volunteer-led initiative, it aims to improve articles about women on Wikipedia—and its members have added about 45,000 of them in English alone. In addition, this week’s news in brief include Wiki hubs in Nigeria, second editathon in Pangasinan, Celtic Knot Conference in the UK, and more.... Read more

  10. Community digest: Serbian Wikipedians look back at WikiLive 2017; news in brief

    Wikipedians in Serbia get together once every year for the WikiLive conference, where they look back at their projects and plan for the future. This week’s news in brief includes student editors in Algeria celebrating their work on Wikipedia, Ghanaian Wikipedians kicking off a new GLAM project, and more. ... Read more